For Black History month, the Jr. High students wrote a biography on a Black American character of their choice. Students spent a week researching, prewriting and editing their paper; for a final grade, they presented their completed work in front of the classroom. The students researched on figures from modern history like Michael Jordan and Barack Obama, as well as other characters like Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr.
With the HMH online curriculum and the addition of our new Smart Boards, the students can enjoy an interactive approach where they can look for the answers with the Smart Board as they take notes on their booklets. The online curriculum provides excellent images and videos as well as audio that makes the lesson more engaging for students. In this lesson, a student is interacting with the Smart Board while the rest of the students take turns reading and answering the questions.